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The romance of science : essays in honour of Trevor H. Levere.

Author: Jed Z Buchwald; Larry Stewart; Trevor Harvey Levere
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] ©2017
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Romance of Science pays tribute to the wide-ranging and highly influential work of Trevor Levere, historian of science and author of Poetry Realised in Nature, Transforming Matter, Science and the Canadian Arctic, Affinity and Matter and other significant inquiries in the history of modern science. Expanding on Levere's many themes and interests, The Romance of Science assembles historians of science -- all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jed Z Buchwald; Larry Stewart; Trevor Harvey Levere
ISBN: 9783319584355 3319584359
OCLC Number: 982651822
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Ernie Hamm: Trevor Levere, Affinities that Matter --
2. Victor Boantza: Elements, Instruments, and Menstruums: Boerhaave's Imponderable Fire Between Chemical Masterpiece and Physical Axiom --
3. Larry Stewart, At the Medical Edge or, THE BEDDOES EFFECT --
4. David Philip Miller, 'Men of Letters' and 'Men of Press Copies': The Cultures of James Watt's Copying Machine --
5. David Knight, Poetry, Chemistry, and Wisdom --
6. Robert Anderson, Facts or Fantasies in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre? --
7. Janis Langins, Poetry In War And War In Nature. From Vauban To Naturphilosophie To Clausewitz --
8. Greg Good, John Herschel's Geology: The Cape of Good Hope in the 1830s --
9. Margaret Schabas, More Food for Thought: Mill, Coleridge and the Dismal Science of Economics --
10. Gordon McOuat, "These can not all have an interest for England": Chance Events, Beauty and The Trouble with Romanticism in Britain --
11. Andrew Ede, Science Born of Poison, Fire and Smoke: Chemical Warfare and the Origins of Big Science --
12. Jed Buchwald, Politics, Morality, Innovation, and Misrepresentation in Physical Science and Technology --
13. Jennifer Hubbard, Fishing an Extreme Environment: Science, Sovereignty and Hudson Bay --
14. David Pantalony, Collectors, Displays and Replicas in Context: What We Learn from Provenance Research in Science Museums --
15. Suzanne Zeller, Context, Connections and Culture: The History of Science in Canada as a Field of Study.
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 52.
Responsibility: Jed Buchwald, Larry Stewart, editors.

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The Romance of Science pays tribute to the wide-ranging and highly influential work of Trevor Levere, historian of science and author of Poetry Realised in Nature, Transforming Matter, Science and  Read more...

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